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love randy as a judge. >> jennifer low pose and stephen -- lopez and steven tyler are rumored to be the next judges. who will be sitting at the judge's table in january? >> jennifer lopez rumor has a lot of basis in reality. she has been on the show before. her manager works very closely with a lot of the artists. the steven tyler rumor is the most interesting one out of this whole thing. sort of came out of nowhere. handle really heard his name being thrown around during any of these preliminary stages. again, it's a great career move for stephen. >> idol producer nigel understands the speculation surrounding the show but wants the spotlight shifted back to where it should be, on the contestants. >> in truth we have got to get the focus back on the real talent which are the kids in that stadium and all around the country. >> idol fans will just have to wait and see. in new york, laura ingle fox news. >> not a whole lot of dancing on "american idol." that's not really what they are being judged on. >> but at thisevent that's what it's all about. we will explain what they doing
no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
. we will see how much. >>> these are gloomy times for stephen strasbourg. we will go live to fairfax where those is training camp is in full swi >>> we have a similar for reader's digest subscribers. people are getting $2,600 checks in the mail, and letter advising them to cash the check and send it to an address in washington state for exchange -- in washington state in exchange for more money. the bank will eventually catch the error. by then, it is too late. reader's digest says it would never ask winners to collect a prize. >>> you never hear a lot of stories about economic prosperity of. >> the number of hispanic business owners has shot up. >> we have seen incredible growth over the last five years. from an hispanic perspective in business, we are part of the community. >> he came here from puerto rico 30 years ago as an intern at the department of labour. today, he owns an i.t. company. he has $14 million in revenue. as an hispanic business owner, he is part of a trend. >> these businesses are growing and growing. >> according to new census data, the number of hispanic-owned b
." and national start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for -- nationals start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for surgery today. he is not expected to return to action for at least a year. when abc 7 news at noon continues, another public plea from the incumbent mayor adrian fenty's wife as a motion takes on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," christina storyteller: little miss muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. along came a burglar who broke into her home, and ransacked the place making off with several valuable tuffets. fortunately, geico had recently helped her with homeowners insurance. she got full replacement on her tuffets. the burglar was later captured when he was spotted with whey on his face. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost tr
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
or political spectacle? still to come some of stephen colbert's testimony on captiol hill. >>> and why sometimes it is a good idea to pack your own parachute. seriously. the story is up connection next. >>> the sixth amendment of the constitution garns you the right to a speedy trial. but lawyers for the man accused of stabbing five people in michigan say they don't need one. hi is also suspected in three stabbings in lees bug, another in ohio. he is facing a murder count and five attempted murder charges in michigan. >>> in belgium, headlines are filled with the details of a trial surrounding a deadly love triangle. a 26-year-old woman is charged with cutting the parachute of her 88-year-old romantic rival -- 38-year-old romantic rival. both women were in love with the parachuter and they were jumping together but the woman's parachute didn't open. >>> students a at the university of virginia spent the day talking to each other trying to stop violence around them. the dialogue was spur bad think myrrh of love. a series of discussions about campus safety and violence prevention highlig
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
was struck in silver springs last night. stephen, what have you learned? >> we spoke with a man who says he is the victim's cousin. she is a 24-year-old woman from guatemala. she flew through the air and landed underneath that black truck across the street. tonight, that woman is fighting for her life. police are looking for a hit- and-run driver. citizens of this community wants something done to get the cars to slowdown. it happened a little after 8:00 p.m.. the woman had either just crossed the street or was about to cross when a small, dark car hit her with such force that witnesses say they saw her fly through the air. she landed underneath a truck, parked some 30 feet from the point of impact. >> she was thrown. they could not have drugged her. she was from. >> the vehicle vanished. fast-moving cars are a common sight along this stretch. they say some motorists ignore the pedestrian sign. >> some cars make a stop but some cars never do is stop. >> the hit-and-run took place across the street from an elementary school. jose worries about his little girl and the other children who lived
expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
are preparing to give glen beck a run for his money. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of humor to the nation appear capital. >> will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight, i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall to the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students, 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television would call politicians out if their misstatements, him okay risies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled thrust just three days before the u.s. congressional mid-term elects. seen some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might otherwise have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> wha
again in the next two weeks. >> we will have to wait and see. still ahead, stephen colbert to a trip to capitol hill. we will tell you why. >> and look back at the life of a singer known for his scandalous life. >> a snake pit at the droiiiid. what this droid does will change how you do web connections. this creates a mobile 3g hotspot, powerful enough to fuel multiple devices at will. putting you at the center of your own world wide web. introducing the new droid x. the next generation of does. >> what the board patchy fog. predict what out for patchy fog. . watch out for patchy fog. you know your neighborhood better than i do. keep that in mind when you head out to school. [inaudible] mostly sunny skies. it is another hot day. we will break the record high temperatures. mid-90's for the high temperatures. the weekend will be cooler and in the mid-80's. >> minnesota ave close where police chase ended today. according to d.c., it is minnesota avenue that shutdown were branch avenue would emerge. 95 between richmond and baltimore will give you normal travel times this morning. >> than
at 4:00 this afternoon on the skyramps north of the shopping ccnter in bethesda. myrrnda stephens joins ussto tell us how it happened. >> we learned one person killed in the crash was the drivee of the bus. of hanover pennsylvania. scene. federal investigators are getting involved. to figure out what went wrong. >> the images are frightening. people. including children aad parents. plunges off the washington beltway and lands 45 feet below, on to interstate 270. >> they entered the hov flyover, and the bus somehow or another left the roadway. >> state police say one person was killed innthe crash. 12 others hurt. rescue crews had to cut out four people that were trapped. two of them with life threatening injuries. officials say because of wherr tte bus landed they also did a search using canineeunits. >>well, the us landed, it landed on the non-highway side of the jersey wall. there is a lot of vegetation in that area. we needed to make sure that from the bus. >> the 26 passenger bus operated by wolf us lines, a company based in york county pennsylvania. %-that overseee busee, company
''e getting a better idea tonight of what thh scary mooents were like in thh hospital. myranda stephens standing y %-with some of the initial 911 calls now. myranda? >>well, jeff, for the first time, we are hearing thoseú initial calls for help, as people reactee to yesttrday's frightening ordeal. here at johhs hopkins hospital. >> 911, we need 911. shooting..3 >> the calls were frantic as patients and workers inside of johns hopkins hospital feared for their lives. %-we heard shooting.? and people screaming..3 we arr barricade. >> police release the initial 911 calls from thursday morning shoottng at the hospital. when a man opened fire on a doctor. >> how many ssots did you hear? >> i was standing right there and a physician went down. >> he went down where? >> nelson eight. >> buttthe most telling ppone call may haveecome from a patient that heard the gunshoo from outssde of her door. >> i am in 877. our door is shut tight. >> can you see if anyone s shot. >> no, but the nurses are out there. and they are saying get a stretcher fast. %->> the ordeal ended after neay four hours. bu
bump this up to c- span 1. >> stephen colbert bring some comedy to congress. he addresses the issue of illegal immigration. illegal immigration. [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. alert --ight's medical a new report on global obesity suggests the world is getting fatter and americans are leading the pack. that report comes from the organization for economic cooperation and development finds the americans at the heaviest of the richest countries about -- which is countries. about 33% of the adults in the country are obese. they are calling of the food industry for advertising unhealthy foods for children. don't forget -- healthy days begin monday. meet me at city hall to w
the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other side, republican congressman steve kin
stephen colbert will be considered an expert on agriculture. why he testifies before congress. >> fresh off his experience in t gulf. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. >> and next, capitals fans will get their chance to go behind >>> the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter classic at heinz field. hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong epides. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for those of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. hard to believe opening night for washington is just two weeks away. >>> unbelievable. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today. he is set to testify on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he focused on the united farm workers take our job. he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> and what happens in michelle rhee leaves her job for d.c. schools. >>> and virginia carries out the rare execution of a woman. >>> and news for metro Ñq four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired a
he said congress has not budgeted it to pay for it. >>> stephen colbert has arrived in washington, d.c., one week ahead of his rally on the mall. the ufw launched a campaign in june to replace illegal immigrants on farms. >>> the decision yet on michelle rhee as she held talks with and some grain today. gray said they had a philosophical discussion about public education. gray said he will not make any personnel decisions until after the november elections. >>> the choice of pregnancy, with the discomfort with morning sickness. new research says most remedies do not work. expectant mothers might have to wait it out. >> this woman, a blessing of children is also a curse. >> as much as i love having kids, i do not tolerate pregnancy. >> has three children and expects another one in five months. with each pregnancy, she has been sent from morning until night for the entire term. >> i navigated my pathways to people caught desks by keeping an eye on their trash cans. >> research shows of all the tried methods for relief not much works. the study looked at treatments ranging from ginger,
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert. sunny hoyer called it inappropriate and a quote embarrassment to colbert. and now here's an early look. the dow opened at 10,860. the s&p rose 10 points and the nasdaq added 54. in tokyo the nikkei rose 130 points while in hong kong the hang seng jumped to 121. >>> the dow on track for its best september since 1954. the big question will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies which way the economic data swings. 'll get an update on consumer confidence and spending and a fresh look at home prices. auto data seams for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting for the first time this week. the goal will be to find ways for fiscal responsibility and financial reform. >>> hyundai has issued a voluntary recall of 140,000 sedan over potential stee
. the mall is bracing for bigger crowd as john stuart n. stephen cole bear rally next month. -- john stewart and steven colbert rally next month. it could take as days before the midterm elections. >> 4:59 is the time. there is still more ahead. >> the controversial chancellor of me to the city is likely first mayor. >> u.s. terrorism experts have a dire warning for congress but .> later, a massive baby food recall. later, a massive baby food recall. what
-2, nats against the saints. st. louis has evolved is stephen jackson and running back. he is 6 ft. 3 and 240 gallons. >> he is powerful -- 240 pounds. >> he is powerful and everything you want in a player. he is a great football player. >> in high school sports, is time to meet another future star. i want to introduce youtube neil walcott and -- i want to introduce you to neil walcott. she got hooked on soccer at age 7, thanks to her dad. she has attracted college scouts go lower. she will, indeed, play at the next level. but first things first, she and her teammates have a senior season to play, something to remember and certainly, two chairs. >> you want to go out with a bang. >> congratulations to nia woolcott, our high school athlete of the week. >> commissioners said they do not want anyone talking about the gun incident. a lot going on today in sports. >> we are we to have to get to chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital o
blue's most infamous flight attendant is flying solo. stephen slater quit his job during the airline and later got fed up and made a dramatic exit. he opened up the emergency chute and slid down and later arrested and charged with two felonies. >> sunday postal officials unveiled its stamp that features a pore trait of mother teresa. the stamp was unveiled at the sline of the immaculate conception in d.c., and you can start buying the stamps tomorrow. >> beautiful morning for you. and nice outside. >> a little bit later coming up on good morning, washington, picking up the tab for public school teachers used to paying out of pocket. >> first a check of weather and traffic every 10 minutes, you're watching good morning, washington. >> all right. 4:52 now and time for another which can on this labor day weather we're seeing. nice and cool out. >> i love it. i wish. i hope it stays this way. adam caskey, tell me it will. >> well, labor day weekend is one of the best weekends here in washington. book ending the summer. fantastic, and we deserve it. 53 in hagerstown. winchester's 5 . nice
, a baltimore city principal. >> and stephen colbert went to capitol hill to make crucial statements on immigration reform. >> the live h.d. doppler radar. the satellite imaginary is in here, too. they don't show up all that well. you can see a couple sprinkles up around west virginia into pennsylvania. behind that, in ohio and just into west virginia, western west virginia, just west of the mountains, there is a cool front. it reaches down into tennessee. the rain is much more vigorous down in tennessee, mississippi, and alabama than it is this far north. when the front comes through, you have to make changes. that's all right. if we get out of the 90's and only be in the 70's or 80's over the weekend, that will be a step in the right direction anyway. let's look at the current readings outside. it is warm this for this time of year. humidity still up in. 66%. 29.87 the pair metric fresh. that's low. it has been showing a falling tendency for the past couple hours. that front still is west of us and moving in. southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. litter winds become more westerly and
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i know a lot of people out there are thinking stephen colbert isn't exactly the person you would consider an expert witness on illegal immigration. but he is coming here to testify along with the united farm workers after take the ufw up on its would have to have u.s. citizens or legal residents replace illegal immigrants working on farms. he has fee you ared the take our jobs campaign on the colbert show. last month, he spent a day at an upstate new york farm as a migrant work arer parking boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. today, he will appear alongside the u fw on testify during a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dueling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people a
for last winter's blizzard. fema has given the state $30 million. >> political jokes aside stephen colbert is speaking up for the first time on immigration reform. hear what he had to say to congress coming up. >> and star let lindsay lohan is not behind bars despite being sentenced to a month behind bars. find out how another judge's ruling made it possible. >> the insta-weather plus >> our radar hasn't been very active over the last few weeks. not much going on. some clouds are going to be producing clouds and rain, and in this case, there is a band of clouds moving into the metro area now. radar showing a couple of sprinkles, and i'm not even sure that's hitting the ground. at least as moist as the air is, you can see very little blue or green activity here on the screen soshted with the clouds coming in. so rain is not the thing. but when the cool front approaching, it is going to knock the temperatures down. although we are warm right now. 72 at the airport, inner harbor 76, and for september, you know, i mean, we're getting close to october here. that's pretty warm for this time ever
known as stephen strasburg but dan y espinoza is expected to be part of the nationals future for years to come. he made his first career start today. he also got his first career home run. niger morgan back in the lineup after appealing his previous eight-game suspension. he could be out for 15 games. he's here in center field making the nice catch on the little knuckleball. he's telling everybody about it. you see that thing moving all other the place, but i still made the case. top three, danny espinosa going the other way and this one is gone. the first big league home run of danny's career, puts the nationals up 1-0. bottom five, nationals down 5-1. a rough night for starting pitcher lavon hernandez. leaves it up for pedro alvarez and he takes it all the way to the wall. two runs score. he gives up eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. help is on the way, call the bullpen. nationals fall 8-5 to pittsburgh. >>> stephen strasburg did have successful tommy john surgery in l.a. today. it could be four months before he picks up a baseball and a year to a year and a half before he returns
dismissed television analyst rob dibble. >> he was sharply critical of stephen strasburg and after he was removed from his final start. rob dibble said the strasbourg needed to suck it up. it was later revealed that stephen strasburg would need surgery. >> the redskins played in arizona. guys still fighting for a spot on the roster. albert haynesworth will see a lot of playing time tonight and could then be deactivated for the opener against dallas as he and mike shanahan stourton of their differences. >> it never ends, it seems like. >>> 74 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> we will go back to silver spring for the deadly hostage standoff at the discovery building. >> i am steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center in. another hot and humid day is on ole. we will look at if the extended forecast for the holiday weeken ♪ [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we can help your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all
for good, that story coming up. >>> plus comedy on capitol hill, stephen colbert faces off with lawmakers. did members of congress appreciate his humor? >> really hot. you know that, though, but a cooldown is coming for the weekend. we'll have your complete forecast, some rain ahead, too. >>> but first a quick check of our rundown, friday night six minutes past the hour. hang tight. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. ÷1x0x0÷1÷1÷?÷??? >>> the developer of a controversial mosque near ground zero will be in our area next month. sheriff al gamal will speak at a fundraiser for the council on islamic american relations in arlington october 9th. he made headlines after news broke he wanted to turn this building near ground zero into an islamic center. >>> comedian stephen colbert was on capitol hill today. he was invited to testify at a house subcommittee hearing today because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day. the fake newsman testified in character about illegal immigration and migrant farming in a way only he could. >> america's farms are
to the leader of iran. >> live, and then high- definition, this is abc seven news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy central to
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
wi stephen colbert. i want to thank the usw present for inging us together on this important issue. i would like to admonish the audience before i continue my statement that we need to maintain order and decorum thughout these proceedings, and to that end, i would like to remind all of the visitors in the audience that they should refrain from any manifestation of approval or disapproval of these proceedings or any other disruptive actions. if necessary, the capitol police are here to remove anyone who disrupts the hearing, but we certainly hope that will be necessy. part of what i learned over the years is that without a sufficient u.s. labor force, u.s. farmers have increasingly relied on undocumented workers. according to the department of labor, over 50% of all seasonal agricultural workers are undocumented. experts believe that due to underreporting, that number m actually be closer to 75%. critics argue that the shortage of u.s. agricultural workers could be solved by simply increasing wages and working conditions. as a longtime an ardent supporter of farmworkers, i would like n
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
of the two victims, as well. well, court ended early last thursday after the defendant you see here, stephen he stephen ha seizure-like symptoms. with the details of the case so horrific, what is going to happen going forward now? >> a bizarre case to say the least, from beginning to end. right now there is a police sergeant on the stand who is testifying more about exactly what happened inside of that house and, most importantly, the evidence it recovered to tie these two men, stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky to the crime. the older of the two suspects is being tried first and the other suspect, who will be tried after him. as many legal experts point out, this is not so much a trial about guilt or innocence, as we normally see where the defense is, of course, trying to prove that their client is not guilty. in this case, the defense attorney for steven hayes admitted from the very beginning committed this crime and admitted to the killing, as well. he said, look, don't put my client to death. just give oslife sentence. basically calling this a robbery that got out of control. late la
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
. it happens in arlington, and montgomery county. >>> stephen colbert is on capitol hill this afternoon. he wrapped up his testimony before the judiciary committee on the subject of march -- migrant farmworkers. he testified in character about what he calls his vast knowledge of the subject. >> congresswomen lofgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can't bump this hearing all the way up to cspan-1. >>> he recently spent a day picking vegetables on a farm in new york. >>> global leaders including president obama made in new york city for the united nations general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is making most of the headlines incurring the wrath of western nations. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranian prisoners being held here much like american hiker who was released last week from iran. >> i don't work with the government. i don't have any control over these things. i don't really have an opinion. i want this to b
. stephen elop takes over as c.e.o. later this month. he was the head of microsoft's biggest division by sales, its business software unit. he takes over a company that sells more mobile phones than anyone else. in the second quarter, nokia's name was on more than one out of every three mobile phones. but, critics say, it is behind in the smartphone market. it is expected to answer critics next week with its n8 smartphone. it will be unveiled in london. one question is whether or not any u.s. carriers have signed on. shares were up 2% on three times its usual volume. the big drop in april came when nokia cut its profit outlook. the trio nokia is competing with for phone software is google, research in motion and apple. tech consultant firm gartner thinks google's android phone software will be the second biggest by the end of this year. nokia remains the biggest. this threesome made fractional moves today. and, the f.d.a. o.k. for a return to the market of a potassium drug provided for some big moves for its maker, k.v. pharmaceutical, and its competitor watson. k.v. rocketed up 74%.
in to the standoff at the discovery channel. >>> plus, our pitcher, stephen strasburg's surgery is underway. we will tell you when he is expected to take the mound again. >>> but first more heated words exchanged between the two democratic rivals for dc mayor. their latest debate ended an hour ago. some damaging allegations against both candidates. we'll be right >>> dc's two democratic mayoral candidates debated this morning on fox 5 wttg news. an a key.of con transportation was ethics. allegations of cronyism against mayor fenty, awarding city contracts to his fraternity brothers and fenty levied ethic violations against council chair vin isn't gray. >> you will never hear him talk about, for example, the contractor that had $3 million in contracts before the city who's doing personal work on his house where he refused to recause himself from the votes. you won't hear him talk about the two times the board of elections and ethics has opened up investigations on him. >> we want to get on with the business of the district of columbia, but $82 million in contracts is a huge sum of money, than re
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today and it won't be a laughing matter. he is set to testify a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he has spoken to the united farm workers take our jobs campaign on his show. hepent a day last month picking vegables on a farm in new york. colbert will be making more of a high-profile visit next month when he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> speed cameras have worked so well ticket revenue is down $2.5 million. chevy chase village has nine speed cameras mostlyn connecticut avenue. you can see drivers hit the breaks when they see the 30-mile-per-hour enforcement signs. and some have learned the hard way. >> big brother is taking a picture and sending you a bill in the mail. >>ave you ever gotten one of those pictures in the mail? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> police issued 50,000 fewer speeding tickets last year. they say more people are following the speed limit. >>> we have sobering sta
shot a 48- year-old stephen carr in springfield last night. investigators say the two men had recently been involved in some sort of traffic and incident and they were due in court this coming thursday. >>> parents in montgomery county are on alert after a scare near a school. police say three 11-year-old girls were walking in the woods and a one point two got separated from the other girl and that is on the third girl says she was approached by a man dressed in black and wearing a ski mask. >> she started to run away. he followed her for a short distance and then stopped. >> the man is thought to be in his birdie's, 6 feet tall. police searched the area for him and was never found. of the principal sent home to a letter alerting families. >>> police are investigating two separate shootings at officers' homes in calvert county, and the chesapeake ranch estates in lusby. a maryland state troopers who were shot at and someone fired at a st. mary's county sheriff's deputies home and car. no injuries and so far no arrests. >>> and to the weather. a weekend of much-needed rain but sunny ski
last week for comments he made questioning the toughness of stephen strasburg. today they made it permanent. ray knight will finish the season in dibble 's place. >>> many of the first teamers will get the night off but albert haynesworth won't. a team source telling nfl network that haynesworth will play extensively tomorrow night, and if the coaches don't like what they see according to that same source, they may deactivate big al for the opener against the cowboys. haynesworth has just two tackles in this preseason. meanwhile, it looks like the team has made its third quarterback decision. the skins signer john beck to a two-year extension today. meaning richard bartle will play tomorrow and be dismissed. awkward for defensive back byron west brook. they were reporting all day they cut him but they didn't. >>> at the us open today, keep an eye on the top of the screen, victoria asarenka collapsing in the middle of a point. before the match, she was jogging on a treadmill and she fell and hit her head. they looked at her, let her play the match anyway and later at the hospita
. stephen tschida has more >> . it happened after 8:00 p.m. the woman was about to cross the street when a small dark, a car hit her with such force that she flew through the air according to witnesses. she landed under a truck parked 30 feet from the impact. >> she was thrown. >> the driver never stopped. the vehicle vanished down tallon avenue. those in the neighborhoods in a fast-moving car czar, and on this stretch. some motorists ignore stop for pedestrians signs. >> some cars never stop. >> it took place directly across the street from an elementary school. children play in the parking lot in the evening and regularly cross the street. jose warmer is about is will girl and other children living nearby. he believes more needs to be done to get traffic to slow down when school is out. >> they stopped for the school in the mornings, but nobody -- the children -- there are speeders. >> the search is on for the driver. the car has sustained damage and lost its passenger side mirror. the driver had to have known the woman was severely injured, but chose to keep going. >>> now to a devel
any minute. and you are called to quote freak out for freedom. john stew wrt and stephen colbert set up competing rallies to take political satire to a new level. welcome to all of the people in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today and i'm s i'm s i i i'm suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and in venezuela, a scientist said he promised caracas that he could build a bomb within the decade. our correspondent jeanne meserve is following the story for us. the couple worked at the las alamos laboratory. what do you know? >> well, the nuclear physicist here allegedly passed the nuclear secrets to someone he thought was a representative of the venezuelan government, but the contact was an undercover fbi agent. u.s. officials say that the government of hugo chavez had no involvement and had no information that venezuela has any plans to build a nuclear weapon. >> this indictment does not allege that the government of venezuela or anyone acting on its behalf sought or was passed any classified information. nor does it charge any venezuelan
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